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.ABF File Extension

File Type 1Adobe Binary Screen Font File

DeveloperAdobe Systems
Popularity
3.6 (8 Votes)
CategoryFont Files
FormatN/A

Unknown

File format categories include Binary, Text, XML, and Zip. The format of this file type has not been determined.

What is an ABF file?

Binary encoding of Adobe's character bitmap distribution formation, which is an ASCII text-encoded font format; each ABF file consists of a sequence of 8-bit bytes; character bitmaps are stored in a "strike" format, which is a rectangular pixel array; the height of the rectangle is the height of the tallest character in the font and the width is the sum of all the character widths.

More Information

The ABF format is also known as the "Adobe Glyph Bitmap Distribution Format."

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Programs that open ABF files
Windows
Used by programs that access system fonts
Mac
Used by programs that access system fonts
Updated 3/3/2007

File Type 2Analysis Services Backup File

DeveloperMicrosoft
Popularity
3.5 (4 Votes)
CategoryBackup Files
FormatBinary

Binary

This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.

.ABF File Association 2

Backup file created by Analysis Services, a component of Microsoft SQL Server used for online analytical processing (OLAP) and data mining; contains a backup of "cubes," which are groups of metadata that specify dimensions, or a schema, for analyzing data that may reside in local or remote database locations; allows the analytics data to be restored or replicated.

Programs that open ABF files
Windows
Microsoft SQL Server 2016
Updated 3/11/2011

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